27 Mar

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

In all of our five years spent blogging about weddings, this might be the first time we’ve heard of a groom walking (er, disco-ing) down the aisle to “Staying Alive.” But that just goes to show you how insanely fun Amy + Jason are. Their Palm Springs wedding—which was photographed by Jennifer Emerling and designed by Hello Gem—featured beach balls, beer koozies, loads of glitter, and one very cute pup running around the party. As Amy tells it, not taking themselves too seriously was key.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Woah, woah, woah—now hold on just a second. Can we talk about how amazing this invitation suite is?  It was designed by the talented Hello Gem ladies to look like the old school “Welcome to Palm Springs” posters. The RSVP cards were real postcards that felt like a vintage mailing from the ‘50s.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Amy’s glamorous white bouquet recipe: silver brunia, peonies, anemones, hydrangea, and ranunculus.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Disco fever!

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Amy + Jason saved some cash by purchasing wholesale succulents for the centerpieces rather than fresh cut flowers. That allowed them to spend more of their budget on extended bar hours, photography, videography, and gifts for wedding party.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

That was so much fun. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Amy & Jason from Wade! on Vimeo.

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Jennifer Emerling / Videographer: Wade Koch / Venue, Catering, & Cake: Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs / Event Planning, Design, Flowers, & Paper Goods: Hello Gem / Hair: Molly Greenwald / Makeup: Ester Lear / Bride’s Dress: Herve Leger / Earrings & Necklace: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Aryn K from Planet Blue / Ring Bearer & Flower Girl Outfits: J.Crew

 
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26 Mar

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Like lots of couples, these lovebirds were on a budget. (We feel ya, Brandon + Abby.) But that didn’t stop them from having the wedding of their dreams. These two embraced every opportunity to come up with creative yet thrifty ways to give their big day the playful vintage vibe they desired (including crafting their hearts out for weeks before the wedding and letting their loved ones pitch in too). T&C Photographie was there to capture all the sweet moments and DIY details.

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DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby saved some major cash by picking up all the flowers at Whole Foods and a local farmers market. They have a rustic, wildflower vibe and cost a fraction of the price of most wedding flowers.

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Embroidery hoop escort cards | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby + Brandon’s invitation invited guests to “a casual, colorful, urban-rustic, jubilant celebration of New Creation. Crying discouraged. Tacos included.” Love that!

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

That just took DIY to a whole awesome, new level. Congrats Abby + Brandon!

Photographer: T&C Photographie / Event Design & Coordination: The bride & her sister / Venue: Kitchen Chicago / Hair: Samantha Evans / Makeup: Christie Cerquitella / Flowers: Green City Farmer’s Market & Whole Foods Market / Invitation Designer: Bride & groom / Cake: Akin Cakes / Catering: Antique Taco / Rentals: M&M Events & North Shore Productions / Bride’s Dress: Vintage from Silver Moon Vintage / Shoes: Sole Society / Veil: Ruche / Sash: Project U / Earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Vest: J.Crew / Shoes: Aldo / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche and ModCloth

 
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26 Mar

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

We love peonies as much as the next girl, but it’s time for poppies to have their moment, don’t you think? Angela Higgins and Flower Talk thought so too, so they decided to team up on a shoot starring the prettiest poppy bouquet you ever did see. It’s bright and cheery, and radiates springtime beauty in a way that no other flower can.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Flower Talk threw in a couple roses too, just for good measure.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Just the loveliest. Thanks to the team below for sharing this shoot with us!

Photographer: Angela Higgins / Venue: Brookside Vineyard / Hair & Makeup: Kassy Wong / Florist: Flower Talk / Rentals: The Corner Store / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin from Samantha Wynne Boutique

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